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Iraq’s Yazidi community: Mania Murad’s ongoing fight for justice

By France24
17 March 2021   |   2:37 pm
This week on Middle East Matters, we’re joined by Nadia Murad, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Back in 2014, as a member of the Yazidi community, she was enslaved and raped by the Islamic State group. Several of her brothers were also brutally murdered at the hands of the militants. Although Nadia escaped her captors, and is a free woman today, her relentless fight for justice for victims of IS continues, and her voice continues to reverberate. So much so that Pope Francis said he was inspired to visit Iraq after reading her book, “The Last Girl”.

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